Managing Partner - TATA Opportunities Fund & Chairman, IVCA
Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha is a active member of the Executive Committee at IVCA and its current Chairman. He has helped IVCA transform into a member focussed organization and helped define the benefits members derive from the association. He has actively represented IVCA at key events to bring about the changes sought by Industry and engaged with key regulators for the same. He was also the Chairman of Private Equity Subgroup of FICCI Capital Markets Committee previously.
Paddy is the Managing Partner of the advisory team for the flagship private equity fund of the Tata group - Tata Opportunities Fund. Prior to joining Tata Capital as a founding partner of the Tata Opportunities Fund, Mr. Sinha was the Managing Director for India at Temasek Holdings. Mr. Sinha was part of Temasek's founding India team in 2004 and during his tenure at Temasek also led global special projects for Temasek. He has worked with ICICI Venture previously as well as an entrepreneur where he was the President of an e-learning company (eGurucool.com) funded by ChrysCapital, Star TV and International Finance Corporation, which he eventually sold to a listed Indian corporation. At the inception of his career, he was an Investment Banker at an ICICI-JP Morgan joint venture in India and with Rabobank's Indian arm. Mr. Sinha has served on several corporate boards, including select Tata companies. Paddy holds an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Computer Science degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani), India.